09 May, 2018, 9:00pm BST (Dover Street Market, London)
HELLO! magazine is celebrating its 30th birthday this month with a unique luxury fashion and celebrity experience-led auction.
Over the past three decades HELLO! has become the ‘magazine of record’, covering the most important royal and show business stories each week and celebrating the weddings, babies and family milestones of some of the world’s best-loved celebrities. At this time of celebration, HELLO! has utilised its glittering contact book to create 17 one-of-a-kind auction lots.
We are delighted to announce that ALL profits from this special auction will be split between two charities which HELLO! is keen to recognise and support: Sentebale, of which Prince Harry is a founding patron, and 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund.
Sentebale: Prince Harry co-founded the charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 in memory of both their mothers, Diana Princess of Wales and Queen Mamohato Bereng Seeiso. Sentebale – which means “forget-me-not” in Sesotho, the language spoken in Lesotho – provides healthcare and education to some of the most vulnerable children in the southern African country suffering from extreme poverty and the HIV/aids epidemic. “I always wanted to go to an AIDS country to carry on my mother’s legacy,” Prince Harry once vowed. “I don’t want to take over from her because I never will – I don’t think anyone can – but I want to try to carry on and make her proud.”
7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund: Football legend and father-of-four David Beckham marked his ten years as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF by launching the 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund in February 2015. The charity works around the world, particularly in Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda and El Salvador, with an aim to help children – especially girls – to deal with issues such as bullying, violence, child marriage, missed education and to help them achieve their potential. “I launched my own fund with UNICEF because I wanted to build a safer world for children,” he said. “When you see children walking around barefoot on glass, or those you know have HIV, that’s when it gets difficult because you think, ‘They’re the same age as my son or daughter.’”
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